News

Nuno Narciso – CPEng

Congratulations to Nuno who has been accepted as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng). Nuno has been working in New Zealand for 4 years and has worked hard to gain CPEng within that time.

EDC Christchurch Welcomes Harry Greenfield

After spending his 20s in a variety of occupations, including deep-sea fishing, door-to-door sales, and forestry, Harry decided to focus on a more tangible career trajectory. After completing a BSc and MSc in geology at Victoria University of Wellington, Harry has just joined the EDC office in Christchurch as a... Read more

ENSOC Expo Competition Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of our ENSOC Expo Competition – Luke Johnstone.  Luke is studying towards his Professional Masters in Engineering Geology at UC. The competition involved guessing the circumference of the grout sleeve, Luke’s guess of 190.00 mm was the nearest, with the actual circumference being... Read more

EDC Attend ENSOC Expo

EDC Christchurch attended the ENSOC Expo at the University of Canterbury held on Tuesday 25 July, having a booth at this event enables us to engage with future graduates.  This year’s event was well attended with lots of interest in graduate positions. With it’s lively atmosphere it is an event which... Read more

Jonathan Mumford made Director

The Directors are pleased to announce that Jonathan Mumford has accepted the position of Director at Engineering Design Consultants, where he joins Patrick Harris, Gareth Williams and Andrew Congalton. Jonathan worked as a Civil Engineering Contractor and Consulting Engineer before immigrating to NZ. He joined EDC, initially as a Civil... Read more

EDC signs up again

EDC is no stranger to scaling the sides of Auckland’s iconic downtown events arena. When the Arena was first constructed in 2006, the 6.5m tall signage support structure located on the north and west faces were designed by EDC. A recent rebranding, now Spark Arena, called for larger signage lettering.... Read more

EDC Welcomes Mike Orsman & Jill Saunders

EDC would like to introduce Mike Orsman and Jill Saunders, Structural Engineers based in Blenheim and Kaikoura working closely with one of our clients to assist with the earthquake response in these areas. Mike has an background working overseas on mining and oil projects and more recently he has been... Read more

Team EDC – A View from The Bridge

On a sunny but blowy spring day EDC staff enjoy the views from the Harbour Bridge as 15 of the Auckland office sprinted, run or walked across the Harbour Bridge in the 12 km Traverse which is part of the Auckland Marathon program. The staff looked nearly as good at... Read more

Carey Senior Joins Auckland office as Team Leader Civil / Environmental

EDC Auckland are please to welcome Carey Senior to the Civil Team. Carey joins the Auckland Civil and Environmental team bringing 14 years’ of experience in water and infrastructure related projects. He studied Natural Resources Engineering in Christchurch, before beginning his career with Opus in Wanganui. He later transferred within... Read more

EDC Employee Brandwear

EDC employees recently received new branded clothing which has proven very popular even prompting a group photo at both the Christchurch and Auckland offices to show off some of the new items.

EDC Christchurch Welcomes Tim Keating

Tim joins EDC with four years of student and post-graduate experience working on large energy projects in northern Canada. Before moving to New Zealand in July 2016, Tim worked with the multinational engineering firm Arup on a massive concrete offshore oil platform and used advanced computer modelling techniques to design... Read more

NZ Stormwater Conference

Madeline Wright (Civil/Environmental Engineer, Christchurch) & Chris Harré (Civil Engineer, Auckland) both attended this year’s annual NZ Stormwater Conference held from the 18th – 20th May at Nelsons Rutherford Hotel. The conference was attended by 329 delegates from all parts of the country. The main theme at this year’s conference... Read more

EDC Help A Flying House Take Off

The weather on this Sunday morning was not exactly perfect for a chat over the fence, with a dreary overcast sky in Christchurch’s early winter. However the neighbours around the house on Kahu Road abandoned the warmth of their homes’, instead taking up positions in their driveways with their heads... Read more

Andrew Congalton Made Director

The Directors are pleased to announce that Andrew Congalton has accepted the position of Director at Engineering Design Consultants, where he joins Patrick Harris, Gareth Williams and Ian Hendy. Andrew joined EDC in January 2000 as a field assistant on a part time basis while he was studying for his... Read more

Solutions for rising groundwater

30% of New Zealand’s water usage comes from groundwater, the integrity of which is critical to the health of our environment, our population and our economy. With so much of our development occurring in coastal areas, the effect of rising groundwater is a major issue that cannot be ignored. This... Read more

Who’s problem is asbestos?

Earlier this month a construction site next to an Auckland kindergarten was closed down by WorkSafe New Zealand. Sadly, even in 2016 there are still sites that have not identified or properly managed asbestos risk. Not only is this a serious health risk to site workers and neighbouring land occupiers,... Read more

Easter Fishing Adventures

Seems like there may have been an unofficial inter-office fishing competition going on over the Easter weekend, Mani from the Auckland office spent his weekend fishing northeast of Tiri Island and caught an 85 cm long Kingfish and Greg from the Christchurch office was fishing at the Hydro Canals near... Read more

Whakatane Office for EDC

Engineering Design Consultants are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Whakatane. The office will offer the full range of engineering services that EDC are renowned for, but will initially focus on the Geotechnical, Civil and Environmental needs of the community. We are here to offer up to... Read more

EDC Christchurch Welcomes Nuno Narciso

The increasing infrastructures demand in Christchurch is requiring the structural division to grow.  Our latest addition to the team is Nuno Narciso, originally from Lisbon/Portugal he loves to travel and enjoys playing football, snowboarding and surfing. Nuno completed his masters in structural design in 2008 incorporating one year of investigation... Read more

New Graduate for Auckland

EDC Auckland is pleased to welcome Sarah Maetzig to join our Structural and Civil teams. Sarah has just completed her BEng (Civil) in Auckland where she studied predominantly structural papers so she could develop her career as a Structural engineer. For her 4th year project Sarah investigated the surface preparation... Read more

EDC Christmas Function

On a cloudy Auckland day the employee’s of EDC gathered to celebrate the up and coming holiday season.  They donned jump suits and hard hats to inspect the Harbour Bridge where two of their colleagues were given the opportunity to jump off!   Via the bungy experience of course. Delane from... Read more

New Team Member – Maddy Wright

We would like to introduce you to Maddy who has recently started with EDC as a Civil/Environmental Graduate Engineer based in the Christchurch office.  She has been studying Bachelor of Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury for the past four years, during this time Maddy tried to get  involved in... Read more

Annual Ski Day

The EDC Christchurch office held their annual team ski day at Mt Hutt.  Despite a cloudy start to the day, conditions were great with fresh powder across the mountain – something of a rarity.  With various levels of experience it made for a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining day with more... Read more

EDC Celebrates 30 Years

EDC marked 30 years in business with a gathering of clients, staff and colleagues at Takapuna Boating Club. The occasion marked the forming of Engineering Design Consultants 30 years ago when Miles Hughes and Patrick Harris joined forces in Miles basement. From those humble beginnings EDC has grown to become... Read more

Carlton Mill Apartments – Christchurch

EDC are currently involved in the geotechnical, civil and structural engineering of a new 7 storey apartment building with a total of 14 two bedroom 250m² apartments, commissioned by experienced developers Richard and Chris Batt of Armagh Construction Ltd. Aside from the single basement level, the building walls are entirely... Read more